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2018 June Scripture of the Month

June 1, 2018

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”  – John 14:6

Safety Tips for the Summer

May 31, 2018

The Y is more than a place to preserve your health. At the Y, you can focus on safety with your family whether that’s enrolling your kids in our newly reformatted swim lessons, taking First Aid or CPR training, learning Babysitting 101, or protecting from injury with a wellness orientation.
Summer is a season full of fun, but it can also create added danger along the way. Be safe this summer with these quick tips:
  • Teach your kids water safety around pools and lakes (or enroll them in swim lessons at the Y and we’ll teach them how to be safe)
  • Keep valuables out of sight and locked up tight (like in a locker, glove box, or car trunk) when shopping, watching your kids at the ball fields, or even exercising at the Y
  • Drink plenty of water because the more you sweat the faster dehydration can creep up on you
  • Protect yourself from the sun with plenty of sunscreen, hats, visors, or umbrellas when working in the yard or watching your kiddos play outside

JumpStart Is Here

May 30, 2018

Jump Start Training is currently in session – join anytime!  This FREE weekly training meets three days per week and will help prepare you to run or walk a 5K.  Visit for more information or call 492-6713 to talk to someone about this great program.

2018 May Scripture of the Month

May 1, 2018

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” – Matthew 6:33

2018 Mayor’s Cup Is Coming

April 2, 2018

Join us Thursday, April 12th at 5:30PM for the 2018 edition of the Mayor’s Cup as the UE men’s soccer team takes on USI!

Admission for the match at Arad McCutchan Stadium is just $5 and all proceeds benefit after school soccer programs and the YMCA.

2018 April Scripture of the Month

April 1, 2018

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”  – Philippians 4:6

SNOW DAY – Monday, 3/12

March 12, 2018

EVSC has cancelled school on Monday 3/12/18. Therefore, we will be operating on our snow day schedule. The Monday group exercise class schedule is as follows:

Dunigan Family Y:
12:15-1:20 pm BodyPump
12:15-1 pm Shockwave 
5:30-6:30 pm Zumba
5:30-6:30 pm Yoga
5:30-6:15 pm BodyCombat
5:30-6:15 pm RPM

Downtown Y:
11:30-12 pm Shockwave
12-12:45 pm Boxing Fitness
12-12:45 pm Hot Yoga
12:10-12:40 pm CXWorx
5:30-6:15 pm BodyCombat
5:30-6:30 pm Boxing Fitness

All other group exercise classes are canceled today.

Building Possibilities With A New Downtown YMCA

March 8, 2018

We are excited to announce our intention to build a new Downtown YMCA!

Although we remain in the fundraising phase and our timeline is not final, we felt the need to announce the next step in this important redevelopment project. As you know, we have been diligently researching and evaluating whether to renovate the existing building or to build a brand new building as part of the Regional Cities initiative.

Given the recent announcement regarding housing tax credits for the redevelopment of the 1913 building (the back portion of the building), we felt the time was right to announce our progress in the redevelopment process. Our Y has been serving Evansville for over 150 years, and we feel that a new building will allow us to better serve our members and community for years to come.

Our new facility will be built across the street where our current employee parking lot and the Evansville Housing Authority reside. We will operate in our current Sixth Street facility until the new building is complete.

With so much focus on the possibilities of the new building, we have not determined what will happen with our current facility. As we near completion of the new Y, we will begin to evaluate options for the current property.

We will keep you updated on the progress and timeline of final building plans as they are developed, but we are excited for the all the possibilities to come.

Conquering Cancer…Then a Canyon

March 1, 2018

The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program is a free community program for cancer survivors that focuses on the whole person – not the disease – by providing support and guidance to help rebuild and gain strength. We recently received this empowering message from one of our participants:

I want to share my great excitement with all of you. My son and I just got back from a 7 day rafting trip in the Grand Canyon, and I was able to do most of the hikes, one of which was an hour long major stair-stepper hike up the side of the canyon. I was so full of emotion, gratefulness, and LIFE at the top of that hike that I broke into tears (of joy of course). It was simply soooo amazing! Didn’t matter that I was the next to the last person to the top. I really made it. Praise to God!

In this picture, Jordan and I are near the top of our hike. If you zoom in over my left shoulder, you can see our two blue rafting boats and camp, which is the beginning point from which we hiked.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA helps cancer survivors regain strength and spirit.
Many, many thanks to LIVESTRONG, fellow Survivors & Thrivers, Sally, Dusty & Denise, and of course the YMCA for caring enough to invest in our health and recovery from Cancer, all the encouragement & prayers, and making this possible for me!

-LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Participant
Click here to learn more about the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program >>

2018 March Scripture of the Month

February 28, 2018

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”  – Deuteronomy 6:5

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